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Lord Jim

Lord Jim blasts the screen with breathless adventure!
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 56 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: June 17, 2014
  • Originally Released: 1965
  • Label: Mill Creek Entertainment
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten57%

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 1,784
Joseph Conrad's elaborately structured fiction poses monstrous problems for film adaptation, and the solution proposed here by Richard Brooks -- plodding literal-mindedness -- doesn't come close to working. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jan 1, 2000
Brooks' adaptation of Conrad's novel is immeasurably better than its reputation. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
Pretentious, complex and overlong, O'Toole's one note performance is irritating and too earnest. Full Review
Film4
May 24, 2003
Rating: C+ -- At best, it only resembles Conrad's 1900 novel. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Sep 7, 2010
Rating: 2/5 -- Epic in ambition, awful in delivery. Full Review
eFilmCritic.com
Jan 16, 2005
Well-acted beautifully photographed, though overly-long and melodramatic. Full Review
Cleveland Press
Nov 20, 2003
Rating: 4/4 -- This stunningly exotic film of Conrad's classic features O'Toole in the title role. Full Review
TV Guide
Apr 8, 2008

Description by OLDIES.com:

Richard Brooks, one of America's most influential and successful directors, teamed up with Peter O'Toole, James Mason, and Jack Hawkins for this ambitious adaptation of Joseph Conrad's high-seas adventure, Lord Jim. The story of an idealistic Merchant Marine officer who disgraces himself when he abandons his ship, Conrad's classic tale of cowardice and redemption was a stark departure for Brooks. Better known for the contemporary realism of such seminal hits as The Blackboard Jungle, Elmer Gantry and In Cold Blood, Brooks was eager to tackle Lord Jim's epic themes. The casting of Peter O'Toole, a top box-office star, paved the way for the high-budget production to begin. Aided by an outstanding supporting cast, which includes Curt Jurgens and Eli Wallach, Brooks and his stars faithfully captured all the action, drama and depth of Conrad's unforgettable adventure.

Product Description:

This faithful adaptation of Joseph Conrad's 1900 novel tells the story of a romantic young Englishman, Jim (Peter O'Toole), who takes to the sea on a merchant vessel in his quest for adventure. Imagining himself to be a great man with a bright future, Jim instead deserts at the first true test of his mettle--in a torrential storm that threatens the ship and the lives of its passengers. Wracked with guilt and shame over his cowardly act, Jim travels the world in search of an opportunity to prove his worth and retrieve his lost honor. He finds such an opportunity in the jungles of Southeast Asia, where he leads the oppressed natives in a revolt against the tyrannical general who rules over them. Peter O'Toole is charming as the well-mannered and honorable Englisman who is haunted by his past mistakes. Surrounded by lush beauty and the captivating spirit of the islanders, he rediscovers his courage and honor and ultimately finds redemption. Filmed on location in Cambodia and Hong Kong, this epic resonates with the power of its exotic and gorgeous settings, creating an almost dreamlike atmosphere.

Plot Synopsis:

LORD JIM is based on Joseph Conrad's 1900 novel about an adventurous 19th-century Englishman who sets out to prove himself in the jungles and islands of the Far East. Full of romantic visions of life at sea, he joins up with a merchant vessle and fails his first test of bravery, deserting the ship in a terrifying storm. Jim is wracked with guilt and anguish until he has the chance to regain his honor by leading a native rebellion against a cruel general on a small East Asian island.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 2,563
  • UPC: 683904534101
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